Kazakhstan to increase renewable energy sources in its power grid

Kazakhstan Materials 12 September 2014 18:10 (UTC +04:00)

Astana, Kazakhstan, Sept. 12

By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:

The renewable energy sources' (RES) share in Kazakhstan's power grid will stand at 3 percent by 2020, according to a message from the Astana Solar LLP, a company for production of solar cells.

"Between 2014 and 2020, it is planned to commission RES facilities with a total installed capacity of 3,054.5 MW, some 713.5 MW of which will account for 28 solar power plants. Under the plan the RES share in the country's energy system will be 3 percent by 2020," according to the message.

Astana Solar said Kazakhstan's laws in the sector of renewable energy sources will allow attracting investors to the development of the economy's new sector.

Astana Solar LLP is a subsidiary of the NAC Kazatomprom JSC, created in 2011 for implementation of a joint project with France to develop solar energy technologies in Kazakhstan and create fully integrated production line for manufacturing the photovoltaic panels.

Astana Solar LLP is the first Kazakh producer of solar panels.

Edited by CN